Mind Your Melon: Cowboy Mounted Shooting

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run a mounted shooting pattern? This POV footage gives you a first-hand account.

Cowboy mounted shooting is one of those sports that, when you first find out about it, all you can do is wonder how in the heck it works. Riders navigate patterns at speed while shooting 10 targets with their .45 single-action revolvers. Don’t worry, folks. They’re shooting blanks, but those blanks still pack enough of a punch to pop a balloon from 10 – 15 feet.

This POV video shows what it’s like to ride and shoot. Ready to try it yet? (I can tell you from personal experience, it’s addicting and hard).

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